TECH cocktail 4 In The Bag

April 13, 2007

7:37 pm

Thank you to everyone that came out to John Barleycorn Wrigleyville in Chicago last night for TECH cocktail 4. We had a great turnout and enough room to maneuver in the great upstairs space at JB’s. We hope you had an enjoyable evening.

Special thank you to our sponsors! We couldn’t do it without your support.

SingleHop: SingleHop provides great dedicated hosting and they are a great group to work with. SingleHop was responsible for the Wii baseball homerun derby challenge at the event with the top ten scorers getting a pair of tickets to see some Chicago Cubs baseball at Wrigley Field. If you are looking for a dedicated server be sure to check out SingleHop.

Transwestern: Not only a top notch real estate group who can help you with your growing office space needs, Henry Lee in particular is the guy who came to us and really wanted to support TECH cocktail. Thank you Transwestern and Henry Lee. They believe in what we’re doing with TECH cocktail.

The Saper Law Offices: Looking for a lawyer? Daliah Saper is a great lawyer and she knows her stuff regarding issues you’ll face as an entrepreneur. She works with a lot of good clients already and you could be one of them. Our apologies, two of signs at the event last night accidentally omitted the Saper Law logo – a great reason why we should not create TECH cocktail signage very late at night. Sorry. Either way, if you are looking for a lawyer be sure to check out The Saper Law Office.

Digital Bootcamp: Digital Bootcamp is super at teaching you what you need to know. They offer courses ranging from PHP to CSS to Business Blogging and they are well worth your time and money. If you’ve been looking to refresh some skills or just learn something new check out Digital Bootcamp. Interestingly, Digital Bootcamp event sets you up with personalized dog tags too! 🙂

HTD Law: HTD Law brought the roulette table to TECH cocktail 3 and Wii sports to TECH cocktail 4. They also flew a lucky winner to Las Vegas for a weekend and gave away a Wii. Love the giveaways! If you need some corporate law guidance give HTD a ring.

MK Capital: MK Capital has been a supporter since TECH cocktail 2, which makes sense as they are very community focused. MK continues to assist entrepreneurs in the Midwest and around the country. If you’re looking for money to fund your company, please let us know and we can get you in contact with the right people at MK.

Origin Ventures: If you are in the early stages of with a startup and need some funding then you might want to contact Origin Ventures. Props to Origin Ventures for early stage funding local startups.

: FR&R is the accounting firm for TECH cocktail. Basically they make sure we don’t end up like Enron. 😀 We highly recommend FR&R if you need some accounting help – they are thorough.

Thank you to all the entrepreneurs that showed off their products demos.

Meniusm: Menuism offers users the ability to rate any restaurant. The site is well designed and a lot of fun. It was rated by the guests as the best in show demo at the event thanks to Interactive Mediums (another great startup).

ParkWhiz: ParkWhiz helps you find parking before you leave. ParkWhiz came to TC4 to demo fresh off of winning the Navtaq LBS Award. ParkWhiz is hot!

Interactive Mediums: Did you see the live text message voting for the best demos (won by Menuism)? Interactive Mediums was behind the text message voting system. This startup is a Chicago company that is poised for success.

timeXchange: timeXchange offers an excellent application for independent consultants or anyone that needs to keep track of and bill time to clients. By adding a few social networking features to the mix time sheets are a little bit more fun!

text2store: Text2Store offers the ability to get coupons sent directly to your mobile device for the stores you are shopping at. Text2Store also alerts you to deals at stores you like as they come up.

:With Zaplee you can set-up a call center powered by skype. Brilliant! It is a quick and simple solution to any call center issues you may have.

Check out some of the buzz about TECH cocktail 4 here:

Another Successful TECH cocktail Event
Recap of TECH Cocktail 4
TECH cocktail 4: Wrap-up and Thank You
TECH cocktail 4: Wow, that was fun!
TECH Cocktail 4: Fun in Chicago with a Dancing Llama

If you have photos from TECH cocktail 4 be sure to tag them: techcocktail4
Check out the photos from TECH cocktail 4.

Thank you all for your support — we could not have done it without you. Cheers to all – see you at the next TECH cocktail!

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups.

Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.

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